FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 19, 2023
UMWA Stands with Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA
[TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA’s strikes for fairness, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:
“We express our unwavering support for the members of WGA and SAG-AFTRA and their courageous decision to strike in pursuit of a fair and just contract. This is another case of companies prioritizing Wall Street investors above the very workers who sustain their business.
“The workers seek fundamental rights that safeguard their careers for the long term, allowing them to enjoy the quality of life every worker rightfully deserves. Inflation and ever-advancing AI technology are threatening their livelihoods. The least these companies could do is offer the necessary assurances and protections, considering the vital role these workers play in providing our nation with the entertainment we so greatly cherish.
“The UMWA International Executive Board and all of our members proudly stand in solidarity with the talented actors and writers of WGA and SAG-AFTRA as they continue their fight for dignity and respect in their workplace! As you did with us in our long struggle with Warrior Met Coal, we will march with you, rally with you, picket with you until the battle is won.”